September 13, 2019

In today’s edition, you’ll find a whole new textbook about microbes affecting ecosystem sustainability, reviews about phages and plant viruses, New York Times coverage of clinical trials of FMT for obesity, how to banish “manels” from scientific meetings, and microbiota-related metabolites as biomarkers of aging. Enjoy!

General microbiome
Review: Microbial invasions in terrestrial ecosystems – Madhav P. Thakur – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Preprint: Therapeutically exploring persister metabolism in bacteria – Sayed G. Mohiuddin – bioRxiv

Preprint: Delayed antibiotic exposure induces population collapse in enterococcal communities with drug-resistant subpopulations – Kelsey M Hallinen – bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome
Review: Pairing phages with their hosts in the human gut – Ursula Hofer – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Book chapter: Gut Microbiota and Microbiota-Related Metabolites as Possible Biomarkers of Cognitive Aging – Andrea Ticinesi – Reviews on Biomarker Studies in Aging and Anti-Aging Research

Animal microbiome
Habitat disturbance and the organization of bacterial communities in Neotropical hematophagous arthropods – Kelly L. Bennett – PLOS One

Plant, root, soil microbiome
Book chapter: Rhizospheric Microbiome Engineering as a Sustainable Tool in Agriculture: Approaches and Challenges – Shubham Dubey – Microbial Diversity in Ecosystem Sustainability and Biotechnological Applications

Book chapter: Dynamics of Plant Microbiome and Its Effect on the Plant Traits – Shivali Sharma – Microbial Diversity in Ecosystem Sustainability and Biotechnological Applications

Book chapter: Microbial Diversity of the Sundarbans, the World’s Largest Tidal Mangrove Forest, and Its Bioprospects – Kaushik Biswas – Microbial Diversity in Ecosystem Sustainability and Biotechnological Applications

Water and extremophile microbiome
Capability for arsenic mobilization in groundwater is distributed across broad phylogenetic lineages – Robert E. Danczak – PLOS One

Food microbiology
Book chapter: Microbial Diversity on Grapes and Other Fruits: Role and Significance in Fermentation – M. V. Deshpande – Microbial Diversity in Ecosystem Sustainability and Biotechnological Applications

The Dynamics Analysis of Fungal Community Diversity During the Fermentation Process of Chinese Traditional Soybean Paste – Jingping Ge – Waste and Biomass Valorization

Phages and viruses
Review: Evolution and ecology of plant viruses – Pierre Lefeuvre – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Bioinformatics
An Integrated Approach for Efficient Multi-Omics Joint Analysis – Massimiliano S. Tagliamonte – Proceedings of the 10th ACM International Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Health Informatics

Techniques
Polysaccharide-based liquid storage and transport media for non-refrigerated preservation of bacterial pathogens – Janine R. Hutchison – PLOS One

Microbes in the news
Seeking an Obesity Cure, Researchers Turn to the Gut Microbiome -Anahad O’Connor – NY Times

Exclusive: Behind the front lines of the Ebola wars – Amy Maxmen – Nature

Science, publishing, and career
How to banish manels and manferences from scientific meetings – Holly Else – Nature

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September 3, 2019

Happy Tuesday and best of luck to those headed back to school! In today’s Digest, you’ll find the virome of the mosquito gut, leveraging blood metabolomics to predict gut alpha diversity, and a comparison of bacterial taxa consumed in organic vs. conventional apples.

General microbiome
Changes in microbial community structure during dark fermentative hydrogen production – Guang Yang – International Journal of Hydrogen Energy

Pregnancy and early life
Effect of the vaginal microbiome on the pregnancy rate in women receiving assisted reproductive treatment – Andrea Bernabeu – Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics

Maturation of the infant rhesus macaque gut microbiome and its role in the development of diarrheal disease – Nicholas Rhoades – Genome Biology

Human gut microbiome
Blood metabolome predicts gut microbiome α-diversity in humans – Nature Biotechnology – Tomasz Wilmanski

B cell superantigens in the human intestinal microbiota – Jeffrey J. Bunker – Science Translational Medicine

Long-read metagenomic exploration of extrachromosomal mobile genetic elements in the human gut – Yoshihiko Suzuki – Microbiome

Microbiome of death
Preprint: Manner of death and demographic effects on microbial community composition in organs of the human cadaver – Holly L Lutz – bioRxiv

Animal experiments
Diet-induced remission in chronic enteropathy is associated with altered microbial community structure and synthesis of secondary bile acids – Shuai Wang – Microbiome

Animal microbiome
Testing the relationship between microbiome composition and flux of carbon and nutrients in Caribbean coral reef sponges – Shelby E. Gantt – Microbiome

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
A new family of uncultivated bacteria involved in methanogenesis from the ubiquitous osmolyte glycine betaine in coastal saltmarsh sediments – Helen J. Jones – Microbiome

Top-down Enrichment Guides in Formation of Synthetic Microbial Consortia for Biomass Degradation – Sean P. Gilmore – ACS Synthetic Biology

Microbial community response to environmental changes in a technosol historically contaminated by the burning of chemical ammunitions – Hugues Thouin – Science of the Total Environment

Preprint: Intra-genus metabolic diversity facilitates co-occurrence of multiple Ferrovum species at an acid mine drainage site – Christen L Grettenberger – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome
Exploring the effects of operational mode and microbial interactions on bacterial community assembly in a one-stage partial-nitritation anammox reactor using integrated multi-omics – Yulin Wang – Microbiome

Fungi in salterns – Dawoon Chung – Journal of Microbiology

Distinct temporal dynamics of planktonic archaeal and bacterial assemblages in the bays of the Yellow Sea – Jong-Geol Kim – Plos One

Food microbiology
An Apple a Day: Which Bacteria Do We Eat With Organic and Conventional Apples? – Birgit Wassermann – Frontiers in Microbiology

Preprint: Molecular characterization of bacterial communities in sheep cheese through 16S rRNA gene sequencing – Creciana Maria Endres – bioRxiv

Phages and viruses
Stable distinct core eukaryotic viromes in different mosquito species from Guadeloupe, using single mosquito viral metagenomics – Chenyan Shi – Microbiome

The virome of cerebrospinal fluid: viruses where we once thought there were none – Chandrabali Ghose – Frontiers in Microbiology

Detecting viral sequences in NGS data – Paul G. Cantalupo – Current Opinion in Virology

Bioinformatics
Identification of discriminatory antibiotic resistance genes among environmental resistomes using extremely randomized tree algorithm – Suraj Gupta – Microbiome

August 28, 2019

Today’s digest features interesting review articles about different aspects of human gut microbiome,  metaproteomics approach in microbiota, new study to tackle antibiotic resistance and updates on microbiome business.

General Microbiome

The long-term consequences of antibiotic therapy: Role of colonic short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) system and intestinal barrier integrity – Yuliia Holota – Plos One

Factors affecting the composition of the gut microbiota, and its modulation – Nihal Hasan – Peer Journal

The Microbiota and Malnutrition: Impact of Nutritional Status During Early Life – Carlos Gómez-Gallego – Annual review of Nutrition

The necessity to revise Koch’s postulates and its application to infectious and non-infectious diseases: a mini-review – Hasan Hosainzadegan – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Pancreas–Microbiota Cross Talk in Health and Disease – Timon E. Adolph – Annual Review of Nutrition

Does Soil Contribute to the Human Gut Microbiome? – Winfried E.H. Blum – Microorganisms

Impact of the Microbiome on the Human Genome – Thiviya Jeyakumar – Trends in Parasitology

Problems with the concept of gut microbiota dysbiosis – Harald Brüssow – Microbial Biotechnology

Human microbiome

Lactulose Improves Cognition, Quality of Life and Gut Microbiota in Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy: A Multi‐Center, Randomized Controlled Trial – Ji Yao Wang – Journal of Digestive Diseases

Microbial Profiles of Cirrhosis in the Human Small Intestine – Tien S. Dong – Current Gastroenterology Reports

Crosstalk between vaginal microbiome and female health: A review – Shagun Gupta – Microbial Pathogenesis

Animal experiments

Metformin and Dipeptidase Peptidyl-4 Inhibitor Differentially Modulate the Intestinal Microbiota and Plasma Metabolome of Metabolically Dysfunctional Mice – Ryan PM – Canadian Journal of Diabetes

The gut microbiome derived from anorexia nervosa patients impairs weight gain and behavioral performance in female mice – Tomokazu Hata – Endocrinology

Microbiota-derived lantibiotic restores resistance against vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus – Sohn G. Kim – Nature

Probiotics and prebiotics 

Developments in understanding and applying prebiotics in research and practice – an ISAPP conference paper – Karen P Scott – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Techniques

An automated ‘cells-to-peptides’ sample preparation workflow for high-throughput, quantitative proteomic assays of microbes – Yan Chen – Journal of Proteome Research

Comparison of metaproteomics workflows for deciphering the functions of gut microbiota in an animal model of obesity – Maria Guirro – Journal of Proteomics

An expectation-maximization algorithm enables accurate ecological modeling using longitudinal microbiome sequencing data – Chenhao Li – Microbiome

Microbes in the news

‘A holistic approach’: EU-backed project taps microbiome to optimise food production – Food navigator.com

Remodeling unhealthful gut microbiomes to fight disease – Science daily

The microbiome and the effect of antimicrobials in food production – New Food

Researchers propose new technique to remodel the gut microbiome – News Atlas

Microbes and the market

Global Human Microbiome Market 2019 Research Analysis of Players:- Merck, DuPont, MicroBiome Therapeutics, Osel – Global Market News 24

Microbiome Sequencing Market Forecast by Biolog Inc., CosmosID Inc., Illumina Inc., Metabiomics and Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd to 2024 – SocioHerald

 

August 19, 2019

Monday’s digest is about microbiota as biomarker in diverse human diseases such as alopecia areata and bladder cancer, how arabinoxylan and grape pomace affects microbiota in rodents and microbial characterization of multi-strain probiotic VSL3 .

General microbiome

What Pediatricians Should Know Before Studying Gut Microbiota – Lorenzo Drago – Journal of Clinical Medicine

The role of gut microbiota for the activity of medicinal plants traditionally used in the European Union for gastrointestinal disorders – Timo A. Thumann – Journal of Ethnopharmacology

Human microbiome

The sex-specific interaction of the microbiome in neurodegenerative diseases – Laura M. Cox – Brain Research

Analysis of the gut microbiota in alopecia areata: identification of bacterial biomarkers – Oscar M. Moreno-Arrenos – Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

The dynamics of the oral microbiome and oral health among patients receiving clear aligner orthodontic treatment – Rui Zhao – Oral Diseases

Urinary microbiota – a potential biomarker and therapeutic target for bladder cancer – Hai Bi – Journal of Medical Microbiology

Animal experiments

Effect of arabinoxylan on colonic bacterial metabolites and mucosal barrier in high‐fat diet‐induced rats – Shanshan Li – Food Science and Nutrition

The Signature Microbiota Driving Rumen Function Shifts in Goat Kids Introduced Solid Diet Regimes – Xiaokang Lv – BioRxiv

Effects of grape pomace and seed polyphenol extracts on the recovery of gut microbiota after antibiotic treatment in high‐fat diet‐fed mice – Feng Lu – Food Science and Nutrition

Microbiota-driven gut vascular barrier disruption is a prerequisite for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis development – Juliette Mouries – Journal of Hepatology

Identification of rumen microbial biomarkers linked to methane emission in Holstein dairy cows – Yuliaxis Ramayo‐Caldas – Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics

The gastrointestinal fate of limonin and its effect on gut microbiota in mice – Min Gu – Food and Function

Plant, root, soil microbiome

Environmental pollution effects on plant microbiota: the case study of poplar bacterial-fungal response to silver nanoparticles – Francesco Vitali – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Salinity-induced changes in the rhizosphere microbiome improve salt tolerance of Hibiscus hamabo – Yongge Yuan – Plant and Soil

Water and extremophile microbiome

Metagenomic characterization of creek sediment microbial communities from a major agricultural region in Salinas, California – Brittany J. Suttner – BioRxiv

Probiotics

Development of omics-based protocols for the microbiological characterization of multi-strain formulations marketed as probiotics: the case of VSL#3 – Diego Mora – Microbial Biotechnology

Fecal microbiome and metabolome of infants fed bovine MFGM supplemented formula or standard formula with breast-fed infants as reference: a randomized controlled trial – Xuan He – Scientific Reports

Probiotic L. gasseri strain (LG21) for the upper gastrointestinal tract acting through improvement of indigenous microbiota – Yasuhiro Koga – BMJ Open Gastroenterology

Non Microbiology Picks

First cells may have emerged because building blocks of proteins stabilized membranes – Science Daily

August 15, 2019

Have a nice Thursday! Today we have a set of papers showing randomized trials related to antibiotic use and alimentary interventions, metabolic networks associated with C. difficile infection, and analysis of E. coli isolates from human stool. Today, we also include a couple of protocol papers about the use of stable isotope probing in plant microbiome research.

 

Human and General Microbiome

Gut microbiome alteration in MORDOR I: a community-randomized trial of mass azithromycin distribution – T. Doan – Nature Medicine 

Fecal microbiome and metabolome of infants fed bovine MFGM supplemented formula or standard formula with breast-fed infants as reference: a randomized controlled trial – Xuan He – Scientific Reports

Antibiotic Resistance, Virulence Factors, Phenotyping, and Genotyping of E. coli Isolated from the Feces of Healthy Subjects – Stefano Raimondi – Microorganisms

Metabolomic networks connect host-microbiome processes to human Clostridioides difficile infections – John I. Robinson – The Journal of Clinical Investigation

Antibiotic exposure and ‘response failure’ for subsequent respiratory tract infections: an observational cohort study of UK preschool children in primary care – Oliver van Hecke – British Journal of General Practice 

Abnormal vaginal microbiome associated with vaginal mesh complications – Nikolaus Veit‐Rubin – Neurology and Urodynamics

Acceptability, Tolerability and Safety of Faecal Microbiota Transplantation in patients with active Ulcerative Colitis (AT&S Study) – Ajit Sood – Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The bacteriome of otitis media with effusion: Does it originate from the adenoid? – Oguz Ari – International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 

An Exploratory Analysis of Fecal Immunochemical Test Performance for Colorectal Cancer Screening in Nigeria – Gregory C. Knapp – World Journal of Surgery

Isolates from colonic spirochaetosis in humans show high genomic divergence and potential pathogenic features but are not detected using standard primers for the human microbiota – Kaisa Thorell – Journal of Bacteriology

Microbiota-derived Trimethylamine N-oxide Predicts Cardiovascular Risk After STEMI – Yasushi Matsuzawa – Scientific Reports

Review: Targeting Microbiota: What Do We Know about It at Present? – Aleksejs Derovs – Medicina

Tech News: Reproducibility: the search for microbiome standards – Joseph Martin – BioTechniques

 

Animal Microbiome

Intestinal microbial products from alcohol-fed mice contribute to intestinal permeability and peripheral immune activation – Derrick R. Samuelson – Alcoholism

Comparative metagenomic sequencing analysis of cecum microbiotal diversity and function in broilers and layers – Zhao Qi – 3 Biotech

Oligosaccharides Modulate Rotavirus-Associated Dysbiosis and TLR Gene Expression in Neonatal Rats – Ignasi Azagra-Boronat – Cells

Role of coprophagy in the cecal microbiome development of an herbivorous bird Japanese rock ptarmigan – Atsushi Kobayashi – Journal of Veterinary Medical Science

 

Beneficial compounds and microbes

Review: The role of gut microbiota for the activity of medicinal plants traditionally used in the European Union for gastrointestinal disorders – Timo A. Thumann – Journal of Ethnopharmacology

Commentary: Microbiome, probiotics and dermatology – J.A. Cardenas‐de la Garza – British Journal of Dermatology

Cooked Red Lentils Dose-Dependently Modulate the Colonic Microenvironment in Healthy C57Bl/6 Male Mice – Daniela Graf – Nutrients

Health Benefits of Lactobacillus gasseri CP2305 Tablets in Young Adults Exposed to Chronic Stress: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study – Kensei Nishida – Nutrients 

Effect of coffee on the compositional shift of oral indigenous microbiota cultured in vitro – 

 

Food Microbiome

Microbial Transformations of Organically Fermented Foods – Ruma Raghuvanshi – Metabolites

 

Plant Microbiome

Protocol: Stable Isotope Probing of Microbiota Structure and Function in the Plant Rhizosphere – Wafa Achouak – Stable Isotope Probing (Methods in Molecular Biology)

Protocol: Targeted Metatranscriptomics of Soil Microbial Communities with Stable Isotope Probing – Ang Hu – Stable Isotope Probing (Methods in Molecular Biology)

Environmental pollution effects on plant microbiota: the case study of poplar bacterial-fungal response to silver nanoparticles – Francesco Vitali – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

August 3, 2019

Have a happy weekend! Today, in this Digest: an interesting study of the human placenta microbiome, papers showing associations between microbiome and pancreatic or lung cancer, and an update of the pathogenesis of bacterial vaginosis. In addition, a paper showing that the microbiome in primates has a different evolutionary pattern in comparison with the host.  Enjoy!

 

Human and General Microbiome

Human placenta has no microbiome but can contain potential pathogens – Marcus C. de Goffau – Nature

Microbial dysbiosis and polyamine metabolism as predictive markers for early detection of pancreatic cancer – Roberto Mendez – Carcinogenesis

Plasticity in the Human Gut Microbiome Defies Evolutionary Constraints – Andres Gomez – mSphere

Whole genome sequencing revealed microbiome in lung adenocarcinomas presented as ground-glass nodules – Yijiu Ren – Translational Lung Cancer Research

An Updated Conceptual Model on the Pathogenesis of Bacterial Vaginosis – Christina A Muzny – The Journal of Infectious Diseases

Review: Gut microbes and metabolites as modulators of blood-brain barrier integrity and brain health – Aimeé Parker – Gut Microbes

Editorial: The only thing that stops a bad microbiome, is a good microbiome – Jessica R. Galloway-Peña – Haematologica

Review: Consumer Safety Considerations of Skin and Oral Microbiome Perturbation – Andrew J. McBain – Clinical Microbiology Reviews

News: Microbiome therapeutics go small molecule – Megan Cully – Nature Reviews Drug Discovery

Pharmacomicrobiomics informs clinical pharmacogenomics – Theodora Katsila – Future Medicine

Each Additional Day of Antibiotics is Associated with Lower Gut Anaerobes in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Patients – Ashley M Rooney, BSc – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Prevention and treatment of recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection – Jae Shin – Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases

An integrated respiratory microbial gene catalogue to better understand the microbial aetiology of Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia – Wenkui Dai – Gigascience

Review: Connection between gut microbiome and the development of obesity – Cuiting Zhi – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Animal Microbiome

Hyperuricemia is associated with impaired intestinal permeability in mice – Daxing Xu – Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology

 

Beneficial compounds and Foods

Prevention of Vascular Inflammation by Pterostilbene via Trimethylamine-N-Oxide Reduction and Mechanism of Microbiota Regulation – Yen‐Chun Koh – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Interactions of tea polyphenols with intestinal microbiota and their implication for cellular signal conditioning mechanism – Yongyong Li – Journal of Food Biochemistry

Hass Avocado Inclusion in a Weight-Loss Diet Supported Weight Loss and Altered Gut Microbiota: A 12-Week Randomized, Parallel-Controlled Trial – Susanne M Henning – Current Developments in Nutrition

 

Plant Microbiome

Host plant-dependent effects of microbes and phytochemistry on the insect immune response – Su’ad A. Yoon – Oecologia

Engineering transkingdom signalling in plants to control gene expression in rhizosphere bacteria – Barney A. Geddes – Nature Communications 

July 27, 2019

Have a nice weekend! Today, in this Digest, it is worth to remark a study in mice showing the impact of microbiome composition on muscle loss, in addition to a paper presenting the new version of QIIME, one of the most utilized microbiome analysis software available. 

 

Human and General Microbiome

Pearls: Microbiome evolution during host aging – Francisco Daniel Davila Aleman – PLOS Pathogens

Review: The structure and function of the human small intestinal microbiota: Current understanding and future directions – Arthur J. Kastl, Jr – Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Review: The impact of tumor and gut microbiotas on cancer therapy; Beneficial or detrimental? – Yalda Hekmatshoar – Life Sciences 

Review: Gut Microbiota in Phytopharmacology: A Comprehensive Overview Of Concepts, Reciprocal Interactions, Biotransformations And Mode Of Actions – Priyankar Dey – Pharmacological Research

Review: The role of the skin microbiota in acne pathophysiology – S. Ramasamy – British Journal of Dermatology

Review: Study Insights into Gastrointestinal Cancer through the Gut Microbiota – Fanli Kong – BioMed Research International

Review: Contribution of Aging, Obesity, and Microbiota on Tumor Immunotherapy Efficacy and Toxicity – Regina E. M. Baiden-Amissah – International Journal in Molecular Sciences

TARgeting the cutaneous microbiota in atopic dermatitis by coal tar via AHR-dependent induction of antimicrobial peptides – Jos P.H. Smits – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

The Gut Microbiota in Collagenous Colitis Shares Characteristics With Inflammatory Bowel Disease-Associated Dysbiosis – Adam Carstens – Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology

Changes in oral microbial profiles associated with oral squamous cell carcinoma vs leukoplakia – Kengo Hashimoto – Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry

Probiotics modulate the gut microbiota composition and immune responses in patients with atopic dermatitis: a pilot study – Zhifeng Fang – European Journal of Nutrition

Role of Bile Acids in Dysbiosis and Treatment of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease –  – Caihua Wang – Mediators of Inflammation

Rectal Swabs from Critically Ill Patients Provide Discordant Representations of the Gut  Microbiome Compared to Stool Samples – Katherine Fair – mSphere 

Measurement of gut microbial metabolites in cardiometabolic health and translational research – Wei‐Kai Wu – Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry

 

Animal Microbiome and Animal Experiments

The gut microbiota influences skeletal muscle mass and function in mice – Shawon Lahiri – Science Translational Science

Intestinal Clostridium species lower host susceptibility to enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 infection – Yukako Koyanagi – Pathogens and Disease

Preparation and characterization of selenium enriched-Bifidobacterium longum DD98, and its repairing effects on antibiotic-induced intestinal dysbacteriosis in mice – Hui Zhu – Food and Function 

The Ruminal Microbiome and Metabolome Alterations Associated with Diet-Induced Milk Fat Depression in Dairy Cows – Hongbo Zeng – Metabolites

 

Water Microbiome

Insights into the antibiotic resistance dissemination in a wastewater effluent microbiome:  bacteria, viruses and vesicles matter – Lucia Maestre‐Carballa – Environmental Microbiology

 

Built Environment Microbiome

Identification of city specific important bacterial signature for the MetaSUB CAMDA challenge microbiome data – Alejandro R. Walker – Biology Direct 

 

Plant Microbiome

Genome Evolution and Host Microbiome Shifts Correspond with Intraspecific Niche Divergence within Harmful Algal Bloom-Forming Microcystis aeruginosa – Sara L. Jackrel – Molecular Ecology

Novel insights into plant-associated archaea and their functioning in arugula (Eruca sativa Mill.) – Julian Taffner – Journal of Advanced Research

Seeds of native alpine plants host unique microbial communities embedded in cross-kingdom networks – Birgit Wassermann – Microbiome

 

Bioinformatics

Reproducible, interactive, scalable and extensible microbiome data science using QIIME 2 – Evan Bolyen – Nature Biotechnology